Monday, 22 April 2013


Marvelous......simply marvelous.....just as rand as the Titanic but with twists of its own. Presenting Fateful by Claudia Gray.

Here is the summary of the book:

A tragic tale about falling in love on the world’s most infamous ill-fated sea voyage as heroine, Tess, discovers darker secrets that lie beneath the doomed crossing… and a hidden brotherhood that threaten to tear her lover from her forever. The RMS Titanic is the most luxurious ship ever built, but for eighteen-year-old Tess Davies it’s a prison. Travelling as a maid for the family she has served for years, Tess is trapped in their employ amid painful memories and family secrets. When she meets Alec, a handsome upper class passenger, Tess falls helplessly in love. But Alec has secrets of his own… and soon Tess is entangled in a dangerous game. A sinister brotherhood that will do anything to induct Alec into their mystical order has followed him onboard. And Tess is now their most powerful pawn. Tess and Alec fight the dark forces threatening to tear them apart, never realising that they will have to face an even greater peril before the journey is over… New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray delivers adventure, dark paranormal suspense, alluring romance, and a truly surprise ending, set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic's first — and last — voyage.

 Grand, ethnic, paranormal, supernatural, extravagant and just the embodiment of the RMS Titanic. Words that describe Claudia Gray's Fateful perfectly. Another author I have been meaning to check for so long and she definitely did not disappoint I knew there were a lot of historical fiction out there that base their tale around this drowned maiden voyage but this is the first of the category I have read. And let me tell you it was definitely worth my time.

Tess Davies works as a ladies maid for Lisle's daughter, Irene. A servant to Viscount Lisle, living under the tyranny of his wife Lady Regina. Alec Marlowe is the son of rich industrialist and looking to leave behind his dangerous past and his paranormal affliction that come with it. And Mikhail  is the predator, looking to hunt two birds with one stone. Everyone has a purpose to be on this grand lady. But can this maiden voyage be what they need when the inevitable happens? Well that's for sure as Fateful puts a twist to the tragedy of the Titanic.

This is the story that kept me guessing as to the outcome of the tale.... I'm not saying what since I want to maintain the shroud of mystery for those of you who have yet to read this book..... but you'll know what I'm trying to say if you have seen the James Cameroon movie....

Brilliantly done by Gray, keeping it as close to the facts as possible, the iceberg hit, the starcrossed lovers, saving the girl form the bad man. All brilliantly executed.... and the paranormal twist, the call of the moon.....marvelous indeed. Us readers have absolutely no choice but to fall in love with Tess & Alec as they battle the supernatural and the heavy..... so heavy caste norms to find their way out together..... Oh! I am a new Claudia Gray fan after reading this.

"Majestic as the steam-liner and tragic in the most historical and paranormal of ways possible.... Fateful gives a new spin to the tragic history of the maiden voyage of the Titanic"
Genre :     Historical Fiction, Paranormal Romance

Publisher: HarperCollins

Rate:             /5 (It was Amazing)


  1. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds awesome. I haven't read any Titanic stories before but I can't wait to read this. Great review!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories



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